The Manatee Fishing Kayak


AGILE, STABLE, FUN and easy to handle touring and fishing kayak

Designed for paddling in lakes and rivers, but the Manatee fishing or touring kayak is no stranger to the ocean and small surf.

A Compact single sit-on-top kayak.


Vanhunks Manatee Fishing Kayak


Solo. Agile. Quick.

At Vanhunks Boarding, we don’t think there is a cooler touring and fishing kayak than our 9-foot, single, sit-on-top Manatee. Like its namesake, our Manatee is also happy to cruise the waters alone or in pairs.

Completely not territorial, the 9-foot Vanhunks Manatee plays big brother to our 9-foot Whale Runner kayak and features a few extra comfort and convenience trimmings with the accessory tracks and deluxe aluminum adjustable, padded seat. And while Manatees themselves may seem large, heavy and slow, ours weighs in at a comfortable 51 lbs and can undoubtedly make lakes, rivers, and oceans quick and agile work.

Rest assured, you’ll have 330 lbs to carry before your Manatee fishing, and touring kayak starts to lag.

Our 5mm rotomolded Polyethylene Manatee fishing kayak is professionally designed and rigged to provide maximum stability, maneuverability, and performance on the water. The Vanhunks Manatee is known for its playfulness in small surf and gets you heading back out through the breakers quickly with its fast turns. And given its width of 32 inches, you’d feel steady as a rock while standing and fishing from our beloved Manatee.

Spending all day out on the water will not put a dampener on your comfort levels, either. Our raised deluxe aluminum seat ensures you’re not going to be getting soaked by water spray pooling beneath you. The Vanhunks Manatee fishing has a deluxe aluminum seat that has a breathable mesh fabric.

Ideal for beginner, intermediate, and advanced kayakers, your Manatee fishing kayak is the perfect choice for any leisure occasion, and the premium quality marine-grade stainless steel and captive brass inserts will ensure you have many days out on the water together.

The Vanhunks Manatee fishing kayak is UV resistant and proves impressively durable.


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1. STORAGE HATCH – Storage hatch for your valuables.

2. FISHFINDER COMPARTMENT – Fishfinder Compartment (Fishfinder not included)

3. SWIVEL ROD HOLDER – 1x Swivel Rod Holder, which rotates left, right, up, and down.

4. DELUXE ALUMINIUM SEAT – The Vanhunks Manatee’s seating system was made with ultimate comfort in mind. With breathable mesh for all-day enjoyment and adjustable fittings, you’ll feel content chilling back in a reclined position as you cast your rod, and in full control in a forward position as you push your way across bays to get the good ones. The seating’s raised design ensures you’re not drenched in a pool of spray water collecting in the kayak throughout the day.

5. STORAGE – Stern Bungee Storage Area.

6. STORAGE HATCH – Square Waterproof Storage Hatch.

7. ACCESSORY TRACKS – 2x Side Aluminum Accessory Tracks.

8. CARRY HANDLES – 4x Carry Handles.

9. ROD HOLDERS – 2x Molded-in rod holders.






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Length: 12ft 13ft 9ft 9ft 12ft 12ft 12ft
Width: 32 Inches 34 Inches 32 Inches 32 Inches 32 Inches 30 Inches 30 Inches
Kayak Weight: 35kg/77lb 33kg/73lb 23kg/51lb 23kg/51lb 25kg/77lb 28kg/62lb 28kg/62lb
Max Capacity: 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb 150kg/330lb 150kg/330lb 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb
Water Type: Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.
Accessory Tracks: No 4 Yes No 5 2 5
Rudder System: No With Foot Pedals No No No With Foot Pedals With Foot Pedals
Deluxe Aluminum Seat: Yes Yes Yes No Yes (Sold Seperately) No Yes
Deluxe Padded Seat: Yes (Sold Separately) No No Yes No Yes No
Waterproof Compartment: NO 1 1 No No No 1
Built-in Rod Holders: 2 2 2 4 No 2 2
Swivel Rod Holders:
2 No 1 1 2 1 1
Hatches: 2 3 2 2 No 2 3
Storage Areas: 2 x Round Hatch,
1 x Stern &
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area
1x Large Triangle Front Hatch,
1x Long Center Console Hatch,
1x Small Round Hatch,
1x Adjustable Rear Bungee Storage
1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Square Waterproof Storage Compartment,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
2x Round Storage Hatches,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
2x Bungee Storage Areas 1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Large Oval Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
1x Waterproof Square Compartment,
1x Large Oval Hatch,
1x Square Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage



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